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Bisong Art Gallery presents Zahra Ali: "I Am A Writer" opening reception

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Image courtesy of Zahra Ali

Painting to Zahra Ali is solving puzzles in her brain. It gives her a sense of power as she can attempt to control the world around her. This realization came at an early age. As such, her combination of cultural experiences manifests as layers and colors in her work.

She grew up in Karachi, Pakistan with a population of over 15 million. In this urban metropolis, storytelling was iconographed on public buses. Buses are more than a mode of transport for passengers; they are a joyous sight to passers-by that share a story. In a system where bus drivers own their buses, drivers would decorate the bus exteriors to showcase their ancestral origins with lines of poetry interwoven with ethnic iconography.

After obtaining a BFA in Painting from Texas State University, she moved to Houston and worked as an artist. The past decade has been a journey of self-discovery for Zahra. She paints to show the world through her lenses; her likes and dislikes. There are times when life is celebrated, and at times she shows life’s dark side with a hint of color.

Painting to Zahra Ali is solving puzzles in her brain. It gives her a sense of power as she can attempt to control the world around her. This realization came at an early age. As such, her combination of cultural experiences manifests as layers and colors in her work.

She grew up in Karachi, Pakistan with a population of over 15 million. In this urban metropolis, storytelling was iconographed on public buses. Buses are more than a mode of transport for passengers; they are a joyous sight to passers-by that share a story. In a system where bus drivers own their buses, drivers would decorate the bus exteriors to showcase their ancestral origins with lines of poetry interwoven with ethnic iconography.

After obtaining a BFA in Painting from Texas State University, she moved to Houston and worked as an artist. The past decade has been a journey of self-discovery for Zahra. She paints to show the world through her lenses; her likes and dislikes. There are times when life is celebrated, and at times she shows life’s dark side with a hint of color.

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Bisong Art Gallery
1305 Sterrett St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-am-a-writer-solo-exhibition-by-zahra-ali-tickets-483254295607

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Admission is free.

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